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UK NewsWorcester Park fire destroys four-storey block of flats in south-west London

10:26  09 september  2019
10:26  09 september  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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The blaze in south - west London took five hours to bring under control. Image copyright London Fire Brigade. Image caption All four storeys of the block were ablaze. The building is made up of 23 flats and based in The Hamptons estate, an American-style complex of social and private housing

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "Twenty fire engines and around 125 firefighters have been called to a fire at a flat in Sherbrooke Way in Worcester A block of flats in Worcester Park , South West London . It's not clear if this building is the one destroyed by the inferno that broke out

Worcester Park fire destroys four-storey block of flats in south-west London Handout photo taken from the Twitter feed of London Fire Brigade @LondonFire showing a four-storey block of flats engulfed in flames in Sherbrooke Way, Worcester Park, south-west London. A total of 20 fire engines and 125 firefighters were sent to the scene. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 9, 2019. See PA story FIRE WorcesterPark. Photo credit should read: London Fire Brigade/PA Wire

Firefighters battled a huge fire that destroyed a block of flats in London on Monday morning.

A total of 20 fire engines and 125 firefighters tackled the blaze at the four-storey residential building in Worcester Park, south-west London.

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Firefighters battled a huge fire that destroyed a block of flats in London on Monday morning. A total of 20 fire engines and 125 firefighters tackled the blaze at the four - storey residential building in Worcester Park , south - west London . The fire broke out at the building on Sherbrooke Way in the

A four - storey residential block has been destroyed after a fire ripped through the building in the early hours of Monday. Around 20, engines and 125 firefighters were sent to the development in Worcester Park , with the London Ambulance Service confirming no injuries had been reported.

The fire broke out at the building on Sherbrooke Way in the early hours of Monday.

No injuries have been reported and the cause of the blaze is not yet known.

Worcester Park fire destroys four-storey block of flats in south-west London © Provided by Oath Inc. Handout photo taken from the Twitter feed of London Fire Brigade @LondonFire showing a four-storey block of flats engulfed in flames in Sherbrooke Way, Worcester Park, south-west London. A total of 20 fire engines and 125 firefighters were sent to the scene. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 9, 2019. See PA story FIRE WorcesterPark. Photo credit should read: London Fire Brigade/PA Wire Worcester Park fire destroys four-storey block of flats in south-west London © Provided by Oath Inc. Handout photo supplied by London Fire Brigade showing a four-storey block of flats engulfed in flames in Sherbrooke Way, Worcester Park, south-west London. A total of 20 fire engines and 125 firefighters were sent to the scene. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 9, 2019. See PA story FIRE WorcesterPark. Photo credit should read: London Fire Brigade/PA Wire

London Fire Brigade said they were alerted to the blaze at 1.27am and had it under control by 6.31am.

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The London Fire Brigade says it is tackling a major fire in south - west London after a four - storey block of flats was engulfed in flames. About 125 firefighters are attending the scene on Sherbrooke Way in Worcester Park , with a total of 20 fire engines. The fire service said it had received almost 30

A four - storey block of flats engulfed in flames in Sherbrooke Way, Worcester Park , south - west London Credit: PA. " Firefighters will remain on scene for a number of hours and we would urge people to avoid the area if possible." The London Ambulance Service said no injuries had been

“The whole of the four storey building is alight,” it tweeted.

"This is a challenging fire and firefighters are working hard to bring the blaze under control," said Graham Adams, station manager at the London Fire Brigade.

"Firefighters will remain on scene for a number of hours and we would urge people to avoid the area if possible."

The fire service said 999 control officers had received 29 calls about the fire.

London Ambulance tweeted: "Our crews are still on scene responding to a fire in #WorcesterPark.

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A four - storey residential block has been destroyed after a fire ripped through the building in the early hours of Monday. A charred shell is almost all that remains of the partially-collapsed development in Worcester Park , Sutton, south - west London , as firefighters continue to work at the scene.

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"No injuries reported but we remain on scene as a precaution."

Resident Dean Fowler, who lives on the top floor of the building with his family, told the BBC he was woken up by someone banging on his door.

He said: "I then heard someone screaming 'there's a fire, get out', and I just got my boys and went.”

Worcester Park fire destroys four-storey block of flats in south-west London © Provided by Oath Inc. The aftermath of the blaze on Monday morning (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

Mr Fowler had only been living in the building for three weeks. He said he had lost “everything” in the fire, but added: “We're alive, we're breathing, that's all that matters.”

London Fire Brigade group manager Rick Ogden, who was at the scene, said: "On arrival, crews were faced with a well developed and intense fire.

"This was a challenging fire involving all floors of a four storey building. Firefighters worked hard to bring the blaze under control.

"Firefighters will remain on scene throughout the day. We would urge people to avoid the area if possible and for residents in the immediate area to keep their windows and doors closed."

Fire crews from New Malden, Sutton, Mitcham, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingston, Wallington and other surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

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